By Dailymail.com Reporter
Published: 06:51 BST, 3 August 2017 | Updated: 06:51 BST, 3 August 2017
The live-action remake of the Lion King is rounding out it's cast.
And on Wednesday, Chiwetel Ejiofor was reported to be 'in talks' to voice the role of Scar, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The casting report comes after Donald Glover was named to voice Simba and James Earl Jones was announced to reprise his role from the 1994 original as Mufasa.
Casting rumor: Chiwetel Ejiofor is said to be playing the role of Scar in the new Lion King movie
Villain: Scar is seen here in the original 1994 classic animated movie released by Disney
Ejiofor, 40, was nominated for an Academy Award for his starring tole in 2013's 12 Years A Slave.
The project is currently shooting in Los Angeles and has generated some other rumored participants.
Widespread reports say that Beyonce is in negotiations to produce the film's soundtrack, other reports say she will also have an acting role in the live action version.
Confirmed: Donald Glover (L) will play Simba, and James Earl Jones will reprise his role as Mufasa
Lion Queen?: Unconfirmed reports say that Beyonce will star in the upcoming film as well as produce the soundtrack
Seth Rogen will voice warthog Pumbaa in the new version of the classic